Elizabeth College is delighted to have supported ‘There But Not There’, the 2018 Armistice project for the charity Remembered, with the installation of two six foot Tommies at College Field to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.
The three aims of the Remembered charity are to Commemorate, Educate and Heal.
Commemorate those who died in the First World War through installations of silhouettes wherever there is a Roll of Honour.
To Educate all generations, particularly today’s younger generation, born more than 100 years after the outbreak of WW1, to understand what led to the deaths of 888,246 British and Commonwealth service personnel.
Heal today’s veterans who are suffering from the mental and physical wounds of their service by raising substantial funds through sales of their Tommies.
Funded by the Old Elizabethan Association the Tommies and benches have been installed to provide a place of quiet reflection for students and other patrons of College Field and to commemorate the 112 OEs who lost their lives as a result of the conflict.
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